Category Archives: News

Future-Proofing Public Spaces

10/30/17 – OC Business Journal: Future-Proofing Our Public Spaces Yehudi Gaffen, CEO, Gafcon Inc. When I moved to Southern California from South Africa in the 1970s, what could have been a culture shock instead felt like a homecoming. I fell in love with the California coastline that reminded me so much of my roots in one of...

Reimagining Redevelopment

10/23/17 – SD Business Journal - Reimagining the Urban Redevelopment Process Commentary by Sean Olcott Henry Ford called his first vehicle the “Quadracycle.” He completed it in 1896, when people gave the first iterations of cars names like horseless carriages, automotor horses, motor wagons, oleo locomotives and mechanical wagons. It seems quaint to compare the...

Downtown Dynamos

October 2017 - Ranch & Coast Magazine - Downtown Dynamos Yehudi Gaffen CEO, Gafcon Always a man with a vision. Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen recalls “standing in front of the Star of India in 1978 and dreaming about what the downtown could become.” And much has come to pass since. A founder of Gafcon as well as a principal...

50 Influential Leaders

9/6/17 - the Daily Transcript - 50 Influential Leaders Yehudi Gaffen, President Thirty years ago, Gaffen decided to quit his job and form Gafcon, a construction consulting and management firm. "My late father never worked for anyone in his whole life," said Gaffen. "I said, 'I've got to try it, or I'll never know if I can make...